1200 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath with pond and marsh views
- 0% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 0 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 0 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Pet fee: $100 wk. for first and $50 for second. Pet fee: $100 wk. for first and $50 for second.
No smoking - $200 fine for smoking on property $200 fine for smoking on property
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
We had a wonderful stay. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay pleasant. Easy and quick communication. The house was perfect for our family. The kids loved playing in the backyard. The screened in porch was perfect for meals. We can’t wait to go back!
Enjoyed a brief two night stay at the Sweet Retreat in mid March. The house was very comfortable and clean and had everything we needed. My family enjoyed the bikes that were provided.
Sweet Retreat is located on Main Street on the northern end of the island ("up the neck section"). It's just a short, 2-3 minute drive to the heart of Chincoteague where you can find restaurants, ice cream and shops. It's also a short drive to Maddox Blvd, the road that takes you out to Assateague Island National Seashore where you can enjoy the beach and see the lighthouse and ponies.
Chincoteague Island is a few hours from our home, but it's always our "go-to" island-beach escape. The people are friendly and the island never disappoints.
Sweet Retreat is a great way to enjoy all that Chincoteague Island has to offer.
A Restful Stay
The cottage was even nicer than presented online. It was extremely clean, spacious, and very well stocked. There were even freshly baked chocolate chip cookies for us. The area is quiet and the front and back porches were great places to relax and play Scrabble. The Island is quiet this time of the year, but that is what we wanted. We cannot recommend this enough.
Nice space with a super back garden. I would certainly rent this cottage again.
It really is a Sweet Retreat
This was the perfect getaway for a girls week out. Rooms are a comfy size and the lighting is excellent. The owners provide good amenities, including kitchen supplies and choices for watching movies or playing games. The location is far enough out of town to be quiet, with little traffic, making it easy to go for walks and enjoy the surrounding area. Also close enough to town to easily access the shops and Assateague. Out of the 8 trips we have taken, this is our favorite rental so far, due the space, amenities and just charm of the house. I would definitely recommend a stay at this sweet retreat.
Enjoy views of the famous Chincoteague ponies on nearby Assateague Island.
Jim & Ann O'Connor
About Jim & Ann O'Connor
We are retired PA educators who grew up in York, PA. We are both graduates of York Catholic High School. Jim did his undergrad at Indiana State University and Ann did hers at York College. Together we have 53 years of teaching experience. Ann was first introduced to Chincoteague by her father over thirty-five years ago. As many say, it was love at first sight. During our summer vacations there, we would dream about owning a place of our own. After putting three sons through college, we made the leap and bought Sweet Retreat. We enjoyed every moment we could spend there. It was our happy place. In the summer of 2016, we sold our permanent residence and became full time Islanders.
Jim & Ann O'Connor purchased this House in 2008
Why Jim & Ann O'Connor chose Chincoteague Island
It’s just so cozy! Seriously! * Great space for a romantic getaway * Families love the fact that there is a space for everyone. From the sun porch to the breakfast nook to the screened dining porch, there is room to spread out and enjoy a restful vacation Fire pit Budget friendly Clean Well stocked Marsh views Lovely Porches Includes bicycles
What makes this House unique
Towel & linen rental just $50: 6 sets of towels & 4 sets of sheets Lovely screened porch with outdoor dining table. This is a bird lover's paradise. Many different birds frequent the marsh in the backyard